Yeah well, I’m sorry (not). I don’t know how I’m supposed to react to a person who, for a period of months, goes on about how he couldn’t support an Elizabeth Warren, or a Bernie Sanders, and hopes the Democrats will nominate a moderate like Joe Biden, so he doesn’t have to consider voting for Donald Trump.
Then he gets his wish... and he’s now going to sit out the election, or cast a throwaway vote. What am I supposed to think?
Lawman says he likes much (some) of Trump’s initiatives? Which? Tax cuts that benefit the wealthy? Draconian attacks on immigration, and abuse of children? De-regulation that leads to abandoning controls on methane emissions (that even energy companies oppose!)? Utter incompetence and indifference in the face of a pandemic? Again, what am I supposed to think?
Look, we could have a serious discussion of policy. But serious discussions do not include conspiracy theories; they do not include denial of scientific reality; they do not include resorting to “a pox on both their houses” when one’s position is demonstrated to be untenable.
So no, I’m not sorry. I have little patience for people whose “worldview differs from mine,” if that means their worldview is “I’ve got mine; screw you!” to the rest of society.
You’ll say I’m a liberal partisan, etc., etc. But you know, I’ve been voting for a long time (since the 1972 presidential), and I could give you a list of Republicans I’ve voted for (for the House, for Senate, for the Governorship of Pennsylvania - there are locals as well, but you wouldn’t recognize their names).
You said you didn’t vote for Trump. Good. Did you vote for Hilary Clinton? Or did you toss your vote away on somebody else, or just stay home?